Kokrajhar, July 2: The 15-day long workshop on Bodo traditional folk dance, folklore and music got underway from Monday at Bodoland University (BU). The deputy chief of BTC, Kampa Borgoyary formally inaugurated the workshop on folk dance, music and folk songs. The workshop is organized by the Dularai Boro Harimu Afat (DBHA). The inaugural function, which was chaired by the vice-president of the DBHA, Jogeswar Brahma, was attended by around 100 participants from 18 districts of BTC and Assam. Singers, musicians and folk dancers strongly joined the workshop.
In his address before the gathering, Borgoyary thanked the DBHA for organizing the workshop on the folk dance, song and music. He said the workshop was important to upgrade the traditional dance, folk music and songs to standard form. He also hoped that the DBHA would be able to come to the conclusion with acceptable note on traditional dance, songs and music.
Talking to this reporter, the vice-president of the DBHA, Jogeswar Brahma said the association had been working hard to determine the theory of folk dance, song and music for standardization to include in the syllabus. He said they had already submitted the standard node on Bodo folk music, songs and dance which was likely to get approval soon for inclusion in the curriculum. Brahma said eight days of the workshop would focus on correction and inclusion of theory in folk dance, song and musical notation while remaining days would focus on traditional musical instruments. He hoped that the books on Bodo traditional dance, folk songs and standard notation would be determined.